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The Falls City Tribune.
Vol. VI FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1909, Number 14
” WEEK'S EVENTS
AS TWAS TOLD TO OUR SO
Various Kinds of Entertainment by
Individuals, Lodges, Clubs,
This afternoon the Shakespeare
c ib will meet with Mrs. John
t iligan as hostess. A very in
teresting mu ting is promised.
The ladies of the Episcopal
church will give a missionary tea
at the home of Dr. Miner. Tlnirs
d v- April 15, from 5 to s o clock.
A cordial invitation is extended
to all to attend.
Mrs, D. M. Davies entertained
> tompany ol friends it flinch,
Tuesday enening- The evening
was a pleasant one and passed
O' lv too quickly. The hostess
spread a delightful lunch.
The first week in May, Dr.
Miner will give an address on the
Prevention o f Tuberculosis.
The final arrangements have not
.men completed, but the work is
tie movement of the Womans
Mrs. Frank Greenwald planned
•ery pleasant tea party for a
r mber of Alfred’s little friends,
the home of A. Resterer Fri
y. The afternoon was spent
games and the little folks
1 jroughly enjoyed themselves.
The Woman's Club held a well
.. tended and enthusiastic meet
tg Tuesday afternoon at the
me of Miss Lilian Banks. The
. mjgratn, which was excellent,
. isisted of an interesting paper
r. the remarkable German dra
matist, Gilbert Hauptmann, by
Mrs. R. Horrocks; a vivid and
t tertaining account by Mrs. A.
Keller of her recent trip to Ger
>ny, and a full and helpful re
port of the meeting of the Dis
t - ct Federation at Nebraska City
Mrs. John Crook. The rest
c tHe time of the meeting was
occupied by the discussion of the
critic work contemplated by the
club. As its share of the City
Federation’s Public Health cam
paign, the club has undertaken
i e protection from flies, dust,
A.-., of food exposed for sale in
blic places. In addition to
t is the Woman’s Club expects to
, an effective arrangements for a
city cleaning day, a time when
jti/.ens generally will clean up
t eir premises, collecting all rub
b.-sh that cannot be burned, in
, aces wliere it can be carted
.. vav. The club believes that if
;.-yone, city officials, business
r.en, housekeepers, pupils and
teachers ot the public schools,
•will give a little thought and ef
fort in this direction, particularly
by encouraging the desire for
better conditions, Falls Cuy- can
be made clean and attractive.
For the developing of these plans
the president, Mrs. George Jen
n.ngs, appointed two strong com
mittees which will begin work at
once and will report at the. next
meeting of the Woman's Club,
April 20, at the home of the
Misses Hutchings and also at the
Federation meeting, May 3.
The Richardson county teach
rs association will convene in
; ,e court house Saturday morn
.ag, April 17. Prof. Pordyce of
be State University will deliver
. lecture. Prof. Crabtree of Pe
ru will also address the teach
trs and patrons of the schools.
All are earnestly requested to
.ttend these meetings, and en
ty the good things that are in
-tore for you.
The inter high school debate
.ill be held in the court house
.Friday evening, April lb.
T. .T. Oi.ivek, Co. Supt.
NORTH CHINA MISSION
A Beautiful Illustrated Booklet from
This office is in receipt of a
booklet giving the past, present
and future of Williams Hospital,
a modern miracle plant, a t
Pangkiaclnvung. Shautung Pro
vince, China. It is lull ot in
teresting reading and beauti
fully Illustrated with halftone
cuts explaining the ways and
means of the people in that for
The book has beep planned
by the American board of com
missioners for foreign, missions
and it was through the kindness
of Drs. Francis F. and Km mu
Boose Tucker that the copy
Among the faces we see Dr.
Francis F. Tucker, also his son,
■William Boose Tucker, '2 vrs. li
months old. and little daughter
Margaret Emmeline. 5 months
old. There is also a beautiful
water scene of Tuckers' arriving
near Pang Cliuang.
In glancing over its pages we
know much is being accomplish
ed by the American people at
that place. A number of the
foreigners have completed the
college course at North China
Union College and it can be
readily seen that the healing of
the sick is a powerful force in
dissolving prejudice, and is a
direct means o f awakening
spiritual interest and desire.
J. A. Miller of Oklahoma Attracts
the Attention of the Police
On Monday Chief of Police
Marts arrested a suspicious char
acter, who said his name was J.
A. Miller. He was first seen
with a set of single harness try
ing to sell them at a second hand
store. When questioned he told
the ot'ticers that lie brought them
from Oklahoma, as he sold his
horse and wagon there and in
tended buying a horse of Dr.
Gandy of Humboldt, an old time
friend of liis.
He then entertained the officers
a short time by telling them he
was a brother of George and the
late Fred Miller, of this citv. He
was then taken to George Miller
at the cigar factory, where this
story also proved false
It seems that a number of
years ago he had lived at Arago
and Humboldt, as he knew many
of the older people who had lived
there. As nothing could be
proven against him lie was turned
The Chain Broken
The Hiawatha World printed
one of the chain prayers received,
and refused to send it on by letter
through the mails. It is against
the postal laws t o send chains
letters of the sort, for they prom
ise reward and threaten disaster
and neither threat of disaster or
promise of reward goes with the
Little One Died
Little Sophia Margaret Seitz,
the J weeks old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Herman Seitz died at
their home north of this city
Sunday night. The little one
was buried Tuesday afternoon.
To these parents in tljeir griet
we extend sympathy
Oregon Valley Land Co
All interested in this land as
contract holders please meet in
Judge Gagnon’s othce, Wednes
day, April 14, at - p. m. lor the
purpose of electing trustees to
represent this county.
Card of Thanks
We take this means of ex
pressing our thanks to our many
friends for the kindness shown
I in our recent sorrow.
Mus. Rachkl McDowell and
WOMAN'S FEDERATION CLUB
TRAVELING ART EXHIBIT WILL
VISIT THIS CITY
Protection of Public Health and the
Prevention of Tuberculosis
The City Federation of Wo
man’s Clubs held an interesting
meeting Monday at*.■ moon. The
plans outlined by the tlerteral
Federation of Woman s Clubs for
the protection of public health,
and especially for the prevention
of tuberculosis, were discussed j
and dilferent branches oi this
work suggested to the Falls City
clubs. The Federation has re
quested 1 >r. II. K Miner to assist:
in this work by delivering a pub
lic address on the subject. Dr.
Miner has consented and the lec
ture, which will be free, will be
given early in May.
The Federation has also voted
to bring to Falls City the travel
ing art exhibit sent out through
the middle and western states by
the Art Student's Deague of Chi
cago. This exhibit exists of
about one hundred original paint
ings. oils, water-colors, and min
iatures, besides decorative draw
ings and etchings, selected by a;
jury of prominent Chicago artists, j
This exhibit has also been se
curred by the clubs ot Stella and
Humboldt. The date for the
Falls City exhibit has not yet
been set. but will be. it is thought
in the latter part of April or in
May. The pictures will be on
exhibition in the council room for
four or five days at an admission
charge of ten cents
The Federation also passed
resolutions against those provis
ions of the Payne tariff bill which
would increase the duty on tieces
sities in the way of wearing ap
pearel and foods. Copies of these
resolutions have been forwarded
to Senator Burkett and Represen
HICH SCHOOL DEBATE
Debate at the Court House Friday
A high school debate will be
held at the court house, Friday
evening, April *>th, at 8 o’clock,
when Tecumseh and Falls City
will take up the question “Re
solved, that disputes between
Capital and Labor should be set
tled by boards of arbitration, with
compulsory powers "
Tecumseh supports the affirma
tive, and Reavis Gist. Louise
Rule and Virgil Faloon the nega
tive for Falls City. If you want
to hear a good debate, come out.
Roth sides are well prepared to
give able discussions on this live
A small admission fee of 25 and
15c will be charged.
Spickler Case Dismissed
The much advertised Spickler
automobile case in which Otis
Spickler was charged with the
killingof Mrs.Mueller was tried
before Judge Raper last Friday.
At the conclusion of the testi
mony the judge promptly dis
missed the case and discharged
the defendant. The evidence
failed to show that Mr. Spickler
had committed any offense.
Eight o'Clock Closing Bill
Note that the vote on the
eight o'clock closing bill was as
Republicans for tbe bill. ..12 |
Republicans against. 1 1
Democrats for the bill. 7
Democrate against. 12 !
Republicans for the bill.21
Democrats for the bill.1U j
Democrats against ..'!•>;
Archie McCoy is working cir
culation for the Kansas City Star
at this place.
DEBATE AT BEATRICE
Stella wms First Place in the De
T: Southeastern Nebraska
delate was held at Heatriee last
Wednesday night The ques.
tion was “KesOlved, that dis
pute-. between Capital and La
bor should l>e settled by boards
of Arbitration, with compulsory
The speakers on the affirma
tive were Nilia Snow of Hum
boldt. Gene Ha* Ta\ • ol Wy
more, Max Culm of Nebraska
City. Arthur Wherry of Pawner
City. Those on the negative
were, Keavis (list of Hails City,
Alma Plasters ot Auburn and
Merritt Hull of Hni versify
The debate was very interest
ing and showed that each de
bater had worked hard and had
given the subject much thought,
Miss Alma Plasters of Au
burn was given first place and
Gene Hargrave of Wymore sec
The judges were Prof. I*'. M
Hogg and Dean Conant of Cm.
versify Place and Albert Wat
kins of Lincoln.
Board of Education Met Monday
The following resolutions were
unanimously adopted by the board
of education at a regular meeting
held April 5th.
In as much as the public press
of Falls City, and the last issue
of the Orange and Black have
made the statement that there is
talk of putting altbletics out of
the public schools; the board of
education wishes to emphatically
declare that there has never been
at any time the least intimation
of such a purpose by this board,
or by any individual member,
either at a meeting of the board
or in private. It is self evident
that such a rumor has eminated
from the fertile imagination of
some designing person who has
hoped to mould public sentiment
against this board either as a
whole or as individuals.
We further declare that on the
contrary when two members of
the seniors class recently appear
ed before the board with a peti
tion for another purpose, the
statement was made to them that
we are proud of the high school's
achievements on t li e atliletic
field, and advise that they put
forth their energies in that direc
tion rather in the direction lor
which the petition was aimed.
The board also states that
Supt. Tobie’s attttude on this
question has coincided with ours
and at no time has he by the least
mention advised against athletics
in the public schools.
By action of this board the
statements are ordered published
in the April number of Orange
Black and that a copy of these
resolutions be given to the public
press for publication.
Married at Denver
Tuesday Miss Anna Shaffer
left tor Denver, and on Wednes
day was married to I’rot. H. M.
Steidley of Lincoln. Miss
Shaffer ha> for many years been
one of our most popular young
ladies and has been an untiring
worker in the Brethren church.
The groom has been at this
place many times and is known
to many of our people. For
some time he has been field
secretary of the Nebraska State
Sunday school association.
They will make their home at
Ft. Collins, Colo.
The landlord of the-National
hotel has made elaborate pre
parations for an Faster dinner
and invites all to go to the Na
tional for dinner on that day.
CONE TO THEIR REWARD
MANY DEATHS REPORTED TO
US THIS WEEK
Death Has Removed From Our
Midst Many of Our Prom
Death h.i- again entered the
circle of Uich.irdson county pi.
oncer- and another venerable
citizen of this community has
been culled to hi- reward.
Janie- McDowell died very
suddenly at hi- home in this city
at 5:• •*' Sunday evening. His
death removes one who was in
many ways a remarkable man.
He wa- that type of manhood
that -tamps if- impress upon
environment and the influence
of which i- always felt wher
ever the individual so possessed
lives for a considerable
number of years. Mr. McDow
ell had made this county his
home lor so long, had been so
vitally interested in its pro
gress and so intimately ac
quainted with large numbers of
its people as to exert this influ
ence to the fullest degree, lie
lived to reach the age of eighty
one years, eleven months and
thirteen days, and had lived all
these years in the truest sense
ot the word. The years had
been years of induutry, of un
ceasing activity, of exercise of
bodily and mental vigor and the
end came as to one who had
laid aside the task only when it
was completed and who could
lace the sunset with the con
sciousness that he had wrought
well and in a sublime faith of a
daybreak, and a new life where
the slopes ol eternity are never
darkened by the shadows of a
setting sun _ ..
Mr. McDowell was a Christian
and his was the faith that in
spires faith mothers. It was
the basis of his manhood, it
made him the good citizen that
he was, and the man among
Many years ago he was mar
ried to Miss Racheal Merchant.
He was the father of five child
ren. one dying in infancy and
the other four with the wife sur
vive him. The Children are
Milton, George, Charles and
He was an old soldier and has
lor many years been a very ac
tive member of the local <1. A.
The funeral services were held
Wednesday afternoon from the
Methodist church, conducted by
Rev. C. A. Mastin.
CO K N
After an illness covering a per
iod of several weeks, Mrs. Aman
da Corn, died at her home in
V'erdon Saturday. She was M»
years old, and leaves <> sons and
The funeral services were held
from the Christian church in Sa
lem Sunday afternoon.Key.Ogden
of Lincoln officiating. The re
mains were taken to the Salem
cemetery for burial.
At the advanced age of <i«5
years, 7 months and 2* days,
Elias Peck,sr., died at the home
of his son Ephraim Peck, ti
miles north of thiscity,Monday,
About 9 years ago he lost his
eye sight and this along with
his feeble condition has kept
him very close to his room most
of the time since then.
(■rnndpa Peck was a good
man, loved and respected by all.
He was charitable, honest and
just in all dealings with his
fellowmen, and always standing
for the right and the upbuild ,
ing ul tin community in which
he lived. For many years he
has been a faithful member of
the Brethren church.
Be leave* a son and tn-ee
daughters to mourn his death.
The funeral wa* held at 10
o'clock Wednesday at the church
and he hi id to rest hy the *ide
of his wife at Silver Creek ceme
tery Ho wile died abou. 20
KOcK W ELI.
The funeral of Mrs.Samuel A.
Rockwell took place Tuesday
afternoon .The body was brought
in from Dawson on the 1 1 o’clock
train and was taken to the Bap
tist church where the services
were held at 1 o’clock. Her
husband, two sons, five brothers
and two .sisters were present at
the funeral. The casket was
covered with many beautiful
llowers. Music was rendered by
a mixed quartet and the serm i
was preached by Rev. Reichel
pastor of the Baptist church
after which the remains were
taken to the Steele cemetery.
She was born near Barnard,Mo.»
March Hi, 18<i4, and was con
verted in 18*2 and united with
the Baptist church at Quitman,
Mo. On March 29, 1884, she
married Samuel A. Rockwell ol
Quitman. To this happy union
were born 5 children, :i of which
have preceeded the mother to
I heir reward. The family have
lived in Richardson county about
tl years. Mrs Rockwell died
at her home on Miles' ranch
Sunday, April 4, after a linger
ing of several years. At the
age of 45 years and 18 days she
leaves a husband. 2 sons, 5 bro
thers and *2 sisters to mourn hei
Ill I I liNHKIN
Mrs, John flelfeubein at the
age of 7U years died at her home
north of town Friday morning
The funeral was held from the
Zion church Sunday afternoon.
The services were conducted by
Kev. Nunninga of this city.
The deceased leaves an aged
husband, three sous and ot:e
daughter to mourn the loss of wife
MEETING FOR MEN ONLY
Hald at the Court House Sunda*
A large crowd of men gather
ed at the court house Sunday
alternoon to attend the meeting
for men only.
The meeting was called to
order by the chairman of the
campaign committee, Rev R. F,.
Teeter, in a tew well chosen
words Rev. R. Cooper Hailey
read the following resolutions,
which were unanimously adopt
ed. with much enthusiasm.
We the citizens of Falls City,
Nebraska, in mass meeting as
sembled take this opportunity
of expressing our satisfaction in
the act of the legislature ia
passing the “Daylight Saloon
It is our lirtn conviction that
such bill will have a far reach
ing influence in reducing the
amount of alcoholic beverage-*
Ur«ed, in lessening the amount ot
lawlessness resulting from the
use of strong drink, and in caus
ing' laboring men and profess,
ional men alike to return tc
their homes in soberer condition
Therefore respectfully and
most earnestly urge upon Gov.
Shallenberger, the wisdom o
signing this bill and thus mak.
ing it become a law.
K. R. Tkktek, Chairman
R. Cooi’ia: Haii.ey, Sec’y.
The speaker, A. G. Wolfen.
berger was introduced and gave
an excellent address on the sub
ject of “Temperance. ”
Mr. Will Holt is numberec
among our sick ones this week.
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